Supporting Children of the Opioid Epidemic

This ECHO series aims to increase health providers’ knowledge of strategies, skills, and resources for supporting the complex needs of children with substance exposure in utero and their families. Each of the eight sessions builds on the content and information from the previous session, so it is highly recommended that participants commit to attending all eight sessions.

The training will be delivered via Zoom, using a tele-practice model known as Extension for Community Health Outcomes or ECHO®. The ECHO Model ® will use adult learning principles and video conferencing technology to connect community providers in NH and ME with specialists at local centers of excellence in real-time, case-based learning and mentorship. During the eight-week ECHO, providers will build a community of practice with other professionals across disciplines.

Project SCOPE was a collaboration between the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD), and The Ohio State - Nisonger Center from 2019-2022. The Nisonger Center and the UCEDD developed a curriculum, and WIND leveraged their expertise with the ECHO™ training model to structure the implementation of this curriculum. The National Training Initiative built nationwide provider capacity and confidence in applying evidence-based practices in screening, monitoring, and interdisciplinary support for children and families diagnosed or suspected of being impacted by opioid use, trauma, or related exposure. The Project SCOPE National Training Initiative was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Community Living. Grant 90DDTI0042. Visit Project SCOPE for more information.

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Registration is free and attendance at all eight sessions is encouraged. ECHO SCOPE resources will be made available to attendees after each session.

Limited to 100 participants

Online Registration

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Spring 2024 Dates & Times: 

Thursdays 12 – 1:30 PM via Zoom

  • Session 1:  February 8, 2024
    Introduction to the Opioid Crisis and Social Determinants of Health
  • Session 2:  February 15, 2024
    Addiction: Strengths-Based Integrated Treatment Approaches
  • Session 3:  February 22, 2024
    Supporting Infants with Substance Exposure In Utero and Their Families
  • Session 4:  February 29, 2024
    Trauma, Addiction, and Health
  • Session 5:  March 7, 2024
    Trauma, Substance Exposure, and Language Development
  • Session 6:  March 14, 2024
    Trauma, Substance Exposure, and Sensory Motor Concerns
  • Session 7:  March 28, 2024
    Frameworks for Understanding and Reacting to Emotions and Behaviors of Trauma-Exposed Children
  • Session 8:  April 4, 2024
    Plans of Safe Care in New Hampshire and Maine
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Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Education Units (CEU), and/or Professional Development Contact Hours will be available.

Funding is provided by the Maine Rural Behavioral Health Workforce Center (MRBHWC). MRBHWC is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,080,000 with zero percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the US Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.